England’s Test captain Joe Root was highly critical of his team’s performance after a crushing defeat against New Zealand in the 1st Test match. Root was quite honest in blasting his team’s shot selection in the 1st Test match. He also targeted England’s world cup hero Jofra Archer for not delivering well in the Test match.
Root said Archer could take his cue from New Zealand's Neil Wagner, who took five for 44 in England's second innings and eight wickets in the match total. "He's burst on to the international scene and he's done wonderful things for England and he'll do so many more wonderful things," Root said of Archer.
"But this is very new to him. He's got the Kookaburra ball which he's not bowled with before and he's never been to this part of the world and you have to perform in a certain way out here.”, he added.
"He's got all the attributes that can be very successful and he's got to learn. You've got to make sure every spell count and you've got to run in and use that extra pace to your advantage," he concluded. Jofra Archer took only 1 wicket against New Zealand and gave away 107 runs in his spell.